Like Bill I also have the R-108 - my one has the 'RADIWOW' branding. It's my go-to radio that I'll pick up whenever away from home for a night or more.
I too find the sensitivity to be more than adequate and I must have been lucky with the battery, because mine performs quite well, I think. It's also not too shabby when scanning the airband. The build quality on these is really quite good, feeling solid and certainly not flimsy.
All the best with your new purchase.